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Notes of a Crocodile by Qiu Miaojin
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Sep 19, 2017

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bookshelves: fiction, east-asian, reading-in-colour, own, lesbian, queer

A melancholic, introspective, dark book about being a queer new adult in 1990s Taipei. It reminded me of THE BELL JAR but also Oscar Wilde. Reading it was a bit like jumping back into grad school. This is a complex, fascinating book ripe for interpretation and historical/cultural analysis. It's the kind of book that I think would grow on me more if I got to talk about it with other lit nerds and if I had a teacher to situate it in its context. But I can appreciate it for what it is, even if it did depress the hell out of me.
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Reading Progress

May 24, 2017 – Shelved
May 24, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
May 24, 2017 – Shelved as: fiction
May 24, 2017 – Shelved as: east-asian
May 24, 2017 – Shelved as: reading-in-colour
May 24, 2017 – Shelved as: own
May 24, 2017 – Shelved as: lesbian
May 24, 2017 – Shelved as: queer
September 19, 2017 – Started Reading
September 19, 2017 – Finished Reading

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